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James J Taylor, DO

James J Taylor, DO

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
James J. Taylor, DO, FACOS joins the surgical staff of LewisGale Medical Center and the physician staff of LewisGale Physicians Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Taylor graduated from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. He continued his education with an internship at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Saddlebrook, New Jersey, where he served as Chief Intern, and his residency in general surgery at Peninsula Hospital in Queens, New York where he served as Chief Resident in his field. He completed his cardiothoracic and vascular surgery fellowship at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey. During his fellowship, he served as Chief Fellow in his field. Dr. Taylor is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in both cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

Dr. Taylor has been honored with numerous accolades for his patient care and service to the community including Texas Monthly Cardiac Super Doc, TOMA Community Service Award, America’s Top Physicians for Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, and 417 Top Doctors for Cardiac and Vascular Surgery. In his spare time, Dr. Taylor has previously owned a fully-operational cattle ranch and collected John Deere tractors.

Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement and Repair

Atrial/Ventricular Septal Defect Repair

Cardiac Surgery

Carotid Artery Stenting

Carotid Endarterectomy

Direct Repair of Occlusive Disease (Upper/Lower Extremities)

Diversified Thoracic and Lung Procedures

Endoscopic Vein Harvesting

Endovascular Peripheral Aneurysm Repair

Endovascular Surgery

EVAR (Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair)

ICD/Biventricular Pacing

Inferior Vena Cava Filter

Laser Atherectomy

Lung Volume Reduction

MAZE - Pathway Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation


Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Off Pump Revascularization

Open Repair of Aneurysm (Abdominal/Peripheral)


Percutaneous Evacuation of Arterial and Venous Thrombus

Percutaneous Upper/Lower Extremity Revascularization

Peripheral Vascular Surgery


Radial Artery Harvesting

Stent Grafts

Thoracic and Lung Procedures

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracoscopic and Mini Thoracotomy Lung Resection

TMR (Transmyocardial Revascularization)

TMR via Holmium/YAG Laser